Is Anybody Listening?
It isn’t as if God isn’t trying to reach us. Nobody can rightfully claim that God has hidden Himself from the human race. In fact, if any one thing can be demonstrated over and over again in the march of history, it is that God has been and continues to be relentless in His reaching out to all those who dwell on the earth.
David affirms that the “heavens are telling of the glory of God” and that “day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge” (Psalm 19:1-4). Similarly, Paul declares that God’s “eternal power and divine nature” are clearly seen in the created world (Romans 1:20). The evidence is manifold and points to a Supreme Being behind this magnificent universe.
Throughout history, God has also made special appearances and sent His messengers to reveal Himself and to direct the affairs of mankind. He called Abraham to whom He made great promises. Jacob encountered God at Bethel and wrestled with Him at Peniel. At the burning bush, Moses was called by “I AM” Who later appeared to all Israel on Sinai. His angel went before them through the wilderness. Later, when Israel began to slide away, the Lord sent prophets with His word and signs to call them back to Him.
Most significantly, the Father sent His Son Jesus to reveal Himself to all people and to give us His word for humanity - eternal life (John 12:49-50). We can almost hear the frustration in Jesus’ voice when He stood up in the temple on a feast day and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.” So many walked away and did not come to Jesus for live giving water.
Today, we have the Holy Scriptures which tell us all of these things and more. The Bible is the book of God which has the power to stir and convict the soul, spirit and heart of every person (Hebrews 4:12-13). It is a living word which will resonate in every honest heart. But as we look around us at the evil and confusion which permeates the world, we wonder, “Is anybody listening?” Are you?